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Kikau Hut Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
+682 26 860
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“wontons” (60 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (26 reviews)
“fish” (76 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

We travel to Rarotonga every year and have always visited Kikau Hut for dinner. After our dinner there this year in late August, we will not be returning. The food was rather average and the service was lack lustre. We honestly felt that no-one cared...More

Thank Titikawhena
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kikau hut was the best dining experience that we had on the island. The staff were very attentive. We had the seafood platter and the dessert platter and would recommend both.

Thank Stacey G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. We stumbled across it my accident and couldn't be more surprised at the wonderful food and great service. They even had a lovely little outside seating area for smokers.

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Kikau on our last visit to Rarotonga, another great meal here, good variety on the menu and friendly staff, recommend this restaurant to any one visiting the island, walking distance from many resorts.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

At all times the warmth and friendliness of staff was tops. Fortunately we had booked ahead because by 7.30 intending patrons were being turned away. As regular sushimi eaters we found their mahimahi sushimi exceptional, as good as we have ever enjoyed. For mains our...More

Thank GrahamChristchurch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our week long stay on Rarotonga my husband and I enjoyed two dinners at Kikau Hut. The first dinner was purely on impulse after we bolted from our hotel's awful Island Night bedlam buffet dinner. With no reservation, we showed up at Kikau Hut...More

Thank TrvlAnywhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught our own fish on a charter and they cooked it up for us 2 days and was absolutely divine. The entertainment was amazing and so are the owners. Highly recommend.

Thank lianzai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard great things about this place but left feeling ver underwhelmed. Seafood platter was awful, apart from the fish. Hubby's chicken meal had strange flavour combos and was very dry. Staff weren't great. Only plus was the entertainment.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had three great meals at Kikau. The pork ribs just melt in the mouth. Very handy to where we stayed. Would recommend for a reasonable priced meal. Very friendly staff and owner.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant, owner is British. The food is great and a really good price. We went here twice during our stay and received great service and fab food!

Thank Bomb2012
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Questions & Answers
8 July 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Yes we do take wedding bookings our email address is kikauhut @ oyster . ck Kia manuia and we look forward to hearing from you
20 March 2015|
Response from anniealden s | Property representative |
Hi there - on Monday nights we have Tani & Rose known as Island Groove playing from 7pm. cheers and regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aorangi, Arorangi, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Arorangi
  • Phone Number: +682 26 860
  • E-mail
A small intimate restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere, local art, beautiful gardens combined with excellent service give it a special ambiance for all diners. European food with island flair, Coeliac Friendly, gluten free and vegetarian options along with a children's menu and free transfers by arrangement make Kikau Hut special. We are wheelchair accessible also.
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